Since January 1, 2015 the LEZ of Tübingen has been expanded. It now covers the entire metropolitan area, including Ammertal, Neckartal, Bebenhausen, Hagelloch and Pfrondorf; as well as all the federal roads passing through Tübingen.

Dates and details
Baden-Württemberg LEZs run under the following standards:
* From 1st January 2013 onwards
o Diesel Euro 4(PM), Euro 5(PM), Euro 6(PM) and Petrol Euro 1 / Green Sticker.

Vehicles affected
All diesel vehicles, and petrol vehicles without a closed loop catalytic converter (Euro 1 or equivalent).
All vehicles must have a sticker - see National Scheme

Scheme Boundary
Tübingen LEZ map
key: green shaded area is the LEZ

Road Sign
DE Euro 4 Low Emission Zone Road Sign

Need to Register?
A sticker must be bought before driving into the zone and displayed in the windscreen - see National Scheme. This sticker is then valid for all LEZs in Germany.
Proof of emissions standard (given on German vehicle papers) is needed to purchase the sticker. Germany also accepts the stickers from Czech Republic.

Buying German LEZ stickers
Stickers for German and foreign vehicles can be purchased from the vehicle registration, authorities, authorised local garages, vehicle test organisations like TÜV, DEKRA, or some websites.

LEZ city authorities and other cities also sell stickers, often over the internet or in person, see Buying German LEZ stickers from Berlin city, also in English or German (cost 6€).
Many hotels in LEZ cities also offer to order the stickers on behalf of their guests, if they receive the needed documents in advance.

German LEZ stickers can be purchased online for all vehicles in all countries for 9.90€ (if the vehicle registered in Germany) and for 17.50€ (if the vehicle is not registered in Germany), also in different languages.

Foreign vehicles affected?
Foreign vehicles are also enforced and are required to buy a sticker. Foreign vehicles emissions are taken primarily by vehicle age, as show in in this table

Retrofitting allowed?

Retrofit Details
German vehicles need to have a particulate trap certified on behalf of the German government. Local garages can advise on which filters should be used and this page. allows you to find out what particulate filter your German registered vehicle can use - now for heavy as well as light duty vehicles. See also our retrofitting section.

Hours of operation
Permanent, 365 days a year.

Manual enforcement by police of sticker in the windscreen. Even if the vehicle meets the emissions standard, if there is no sticker in the windscreen, the vehicle is illegal in the zone.

The penalty for driving or parking your vehicle without valid sticker is 80€

National Scheme
A National Framework sets out the Emissions Classes and main rules that can be used by cities for LEZs in Germany. The cities or regions then decide whether, where and when to do a LEZ, and what emissions standards will be required.
Windscreen stickers (plakette) show the vehicle Euro standard. To enter the LEZ, the vehicle must have the sticker required by the LEZ standard (usually Green Sticker). See below for the different windscreen stickers.

Emissions class






No Sticker

Requirement for diesel vehicles

Euro 1 or worse

Euro 2 or

Euro1 with particulate filter

Euro 3 or

Euro 2 with

particulate filter

Euro 4, Euro 5, Euro 6


Euro 3 with particulate filter

Requirement for petrol vehicles

Without a catalytic converter



Euro 1 or better

pre Euro 1 with a catalytic converter fitted


View National Scheme Table (opens in popup) or in a new page

Stickers similar to those used in Germany, and mutually accepted, exist also in the Czech Republic.

Germany exemptions + Baden-Wurttemburg exemptions

Local name for the scheme

Further Information
Germany website
Baden-Württemberg website

City website
Tübingen city website
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